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Feeling blessed

December 20, 2010


Feeling blessed this day, this week, this month. that my son delights in his small pile of birthday presents. that I’m able to give him a small pile. to listen to glorious Christmas music – for free.  And to have money left in my wallet to give a hungry woman lunch money. that my noisy, […]

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The search for linchpins – start a collection

October 27, 2010


I recentlyfinished Seth Godin’s book Linchpin, which suggests that being a ‘linchpin’ is critical in the new world for success – and satisfaction.  Seth describes a linchpin as an artist, someone who gives the extra, discretionary effort in getting things done.  The point is not for everyone to start picking up paintbrushes and clay and […]

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The difference between winning and not

October 26, 2010


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=winner+loser&iid=8309681″ src=”http://view4.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/8309681/sports-news-march-2010/sports-news-march-2010.jpg?size=500&imageId=8309681″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] The winner of the Tour de France, Alberto Contador, finished the 3471 km race in 91 hours 58 minutes and 48 sec.s The guy in 4th place?  Samuel Sanchez, finished in 92 hours 02 minutes 28 sec.s. –  just 3 minutes 40 sec.s longer – over 3471 km.s. The […]

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Loving my body

October 20, 2010


Today – I have read – is Love My Body Day.  I’ve read some good posts on ways people want to love their bodies here and here (including a stunning video by Joy Tanksley). While this doesn’t seem like a typical post for my blog, I want to examine the idea for a moment, as […]

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Are you doing the thing you love more than anything else?

October 8, 2010


I got my hair cut today by a sweet young woman named Alysa.  Alysa is living with her parents while she goes to school, taking business school classes.  She spends about 40 hours a week on school and 30 hours a week cutting hair to pay the bills.  She’s attractive and personable.  She mentioned auditioning […]

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My latest guest post – in defense of libraries

September 24, 2010


Hello friends. I wanted to share with you a post I wrote for The World’s Strongest Librarian, aka Josh Hanagarne.  (which, by the way, is a wonderful site to follow, if you like books, knowledge – and Russian Kettle Bells) A couple of days ago Josh published a guest post from Roman, who asserted that […]

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Take the test: Are Your Priorities Really Your Priorities?

September 19, 2010


Today in church the warning “You cannot serve God and Mammon” came up.  In my mind it’s a warning against splitting your focus and a reminder to pay attention to what’s important over what’s easy or popular or comfortable.  It reminded me of a comment one of my bosses once made, that he thought the […]

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